24 hours in NYC

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– Breakfast at Ovenly (Brooklyn)
– A crack shake from Momofuku Milk Bar (plus cookies for our new West Jet Flight Attendant pals)
– Staying with friends in their quintessential Brooklyn apartment
– Lazy evening drinking wine and sharing tales of NZ  with fellos Kiwis at Troost (Brooklyn)
– The Staten Island ferry (free!) which passed the Statue of Liberty
– Finding a few of Smitten Kitchen’s local favs (and creepily looking out for Deb)
– The hype of a big city from the night life at Times Square to taking taxis with complete (but oh-so-friendly) strangers
– The ease of the transit system and HUGE subway network
– Traditional old buildings, like brick apartments with external fire escape ladders (just like on Friends)

No lowlights! But there was a bit of culture shock including:
– The dirtiness: garbage bags littering the streets, a tonne of graffiti, some horrid smells – all of which added to the crazy-beauty of the boroughs
– The humidity of the underground subway stations, compensated by the fantastic air-conditioned carriages
– Only having 24 hours. We definitely mastered our short stint in NYC, and now know where to return to next time

One thought

  1. Wow! Looks like you certainly accomplished a LOT in your 24 hours in NY! Impressive, Christina! Thanks for sharing your pics, and so glad you enjoyed your time there! xx

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